Starting out a career as an OTR driver comes with a lot of uncertainties. You may be asking:
- Where should I fuel?
- How can I connect with other truckers without using a CB Radio?
- Where’s the closest truck wash?
- Can I park and sleep in this Walmart Parking lot?
- Is there a Wendy’s nearby?
Thankfully, technology has come a long way and now there is an app for everything. But navigating the never-ending lists of available apps may be scarier than navigating New York. To help give you a leg up, we have put together a few popular apps for new drivers that we think you’ll want to check out. These apps will help you establish routes, keep your logs, find fuel, and stay connected with friends and family back home.
Getting the Job Done
Trucker Path – All the places you need to know in one app
Trucker Path Pro is a logistical assistant geared towards professional truck drivers that provides detailed information about all major truck stops – number of truck parking spaces, directions, phone/fax numbers, number of scales, restaurants nearby, type of truck care provided, transflo, weather, fuel prices, etc. It also provides information about weigh stations, rest areas, washes, scales, fuel stations, restaurants, hotels/motels, and allows truckers to plan routes with Trip Planner.
Trucker Tools - Simplify Your Life on the Road.
Need to find the nearest truck stop, get real-time diesel prices, or the fastest truck route to your destination? You’ll get all of those features, plus a listing of scales, a fuel optimizer program and much more all in one free app – it’s Overdrive’s Trucker Tools!
Taking Care of the Essentials
Clean Places & Friendly Faces at Your Fingertips
No matter where you are in the country, Love’s Connect finds the nearest store based upon your location, city, state or zip code. In just a few more taps, driving directions too.
The Blue Beacon Truck Wash locator will help you locate, map and navigate to the nearest Blue Beacon. With over 100 24/7 locations in 38 states and Canada, a Blue Beacon is never far.
Staying Connected with Family and Friends
Viber – Connect. Freely.
With Viber for iOS, you can make free calls and send free text, sticker, photo, voice and video messages to other Viber users, on any device, in any network and country!
KIK – Chat on Your Terms.
More than 200 million people use Kik to connect with friends, no matter where they meet them – at school, in a social app, or in an online game. Just ask: “What’s your Kik?”